Love Is a baseball field: “Shoeless Joe”
“If you build it, he will come.”
Besides “Shoeless Joe,” there are few sports novels (actually, none that I can think of) that have such an iconic line. W.P. Kinsella connects with it on page one.
“Three years ago at dusk on a spring evening, when the sky was a robbin’s-egg blue and the wind as soft as a day-old chick, I was sitting on the verandah of my farm house in…